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  1. When the letter landed to telling me I had finally come to the top of the list for a minor operation I had been waiting for I was pleased. 

    1st of February, great I thought, I cleared my diary for February as I was told I may not be able to drive for 4 weeks, although I could be lucky and it just be 3 or 5 days.

    I thought of all those online courses I have stacked up, I thought of all the family history had planned. I filled the freezer with simple meals for the family to re heat. ORGANISED! I was so ready for this.

    Yep you guessed it, there was so many things I hadn't thought about, it wasn't just not being able to drive! I can't write and eating those meals in the freezer isn't that easy too.

    Add in how much extra effort it is to get dresses or how hard it is to butter a slice of toast for myself! 

    Yep six days and in and I feeling frustrated at how little I can do to keep my business ticking over. "I will do lots of lives" I thought, but having issues washing and styling my hair and restricted what I can wear has meant no lives yet. Using my voice has made it easier to send texts, write emails, or even post on Facebook. I will do more of that even when my hand is better.

    This is not a post for your sympathy, this is a post to say can you business survive if you are suddenly out of the equation?

    Do you have a plan for if you laptop breaks down?

    Can you carry on without your phone? 

    Be prepared my friends.

    Do what you enjoy, Enjoy what you do!

    Lynnda

     

     

  2. If you want to experience success you need to focus on where you aim. A good shot is someone who reviews and adjusts their aim constantly.  <blog_break>

    This piece of art is from Kettle Courtyard that you can find HERE on Etsy 

    Back to your aim, do you know exactly what you are aiming for?

    I think this can be really hard to get specific about your aims and targets. Your desires and aspirations are important and it can sometimes be hard to put the emotional side of how you want to feel into words. It takes time for reflection and examining where you are now and where you would ove to be. Maybe you have grown up not to expect every thing you want. 
    Remember being told "I want never gets" ? It can lead to feeling like you dare not decide or say what you really want or else it will never happen.

    You can get past this stage, you really can. Let's do it together.

  3. engaged!

    As part of my work with other businesses I spend a lot of time on social media. It is such a wonderful resource for the small business, to help them spread the word about their wonderful products. 

    For me social media is away a small business can be suddenly visible in a mass market world. So I have as passion for seeing small businesses use it to the best without spending their whole life posting.

    This last week I have seen far to many post from small businesses which just send their tribe to somewhere else, someone elses website! No it is true, people are posting links to other people website. Now I don't mind the sharing kind of post where people spread the word about another small business and maybe get a reciprocal mention. I mean the  post where I sent off to some big website somewhere else often selling the same product as the person that posted.

    Posting on social media can eat your time, but I would say you are better to post less often and post something that sends people to YOUR website than post everyday a post that does not serve you. 

    If you are finding this hard get some help. I am happy to help you create a content stream that sends people where YOU want the to go!